Forget the BS and be honest
If you've been around on the net long enough, you've been hit or you will be. I have but not for many years.
First of all, contrary to the belief of some, Mac is by no means immune to infection, nor is Linux. The very fact that all OS developers issue security updates clearly refutes the ridiculous contention that every OS other than Windows is immune from attack. I agree that Mac is less prone for now. However, it is the widely held view of many IT security experts that this is about to change for the worse very soon. So be ready to eat crow to all the Mac chest beaters out there. By the way I happen to use both systems so I consider myself to be objective, not biased.
But that is not the point. In the vast majority of cases, it is the fault of the user when they get infected. Careless or risky web surfing, a lack of simple security protocols eg virus updates etc, a lack of protection for e-mails or maybe even downloading infected files from P2P sites without scanning for infections. The list of reasons go on.
The poll clearly suggests that the majority of people who responded understand the need to maintain reasonable measures and vigilance against all threats and from my experience it is the minority who either lack the sense to properly protect themselves, or they lack the understanding and experience to know what they should do to protect themselves.
But none of us are perfect and the same can be said for all OS's and software. In most cases it will be your own fault, so get over it, learn from the experience and be dont be immature by blaming the OS or the AV or the firewall or whatever because none of them provide a written guarantee of protection.
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